• Harvard Study: Hurricane Maria Death Toll 4645, Not 64
Harvard Study: Hurricane Maria Death Toll 4645, Not 64

In the 102 days since the hurricane hit the island, an estimated 4,645 people died, according to the study published on Tuesday by US-based The New England Journal of Medicine . To calculate a more realistic toll in the wake of the hurricane, researchers went door to door to question almost 3,300 families earlier this year, coming up with a death ...

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  • Russia: Lavrov says Syrian troops only should control southern border
Russia: Lavrov says Syrian troops only should control southern border

A senior Israeli official made clear that Netanyahu's government would not deem the exclusion of Iranian forces from the border region sufficient. The US warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" in response to any violations of that ceasefire.

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  • Falling Tree Kills 2 Journalists Reporting on Severe Weather
Falling Tree Kills 2 Journalists Reporting on Severe Weather

McCormick had worked for the NBC affiliate since 2007, and Smeltzer had worked in news in the region for more than a decade, WYFF said. "All of us here at WYFF 4 are grieving", co-anchor Michael Cogdill added. Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant said the engine of the SUV was running and the transmission was in drive when authorities arrived ...

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  • U.S. Officials Enter North Korea to Lay Groundwork for Summit Meeting
U.S. Officials Enter North Korea to Lay Groundwork for Summit Meeting

Nauert provided no further details. Sung Kim, a former ambassador to South Korea who has also negotiated with North Korea over its weapons program, is heading the U.S. Analysts believe Washington is trying to determine whether North Korea is willing to agree on sufficient steps towards denuclearisation to allow a summit to take place.

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  • Flash Flooding Rages Through Maryland Community
Flash Flooding Rages Through Maryland Community

Just two weeks ago, Hogan announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had awarded the state and county more than $1 million to pay for projects aimed at reducing the flood risk in areas around Main Street. Ellicott City sits along the west bank of the Patapsco River about 20 kilometers west of Baltimore and is prone to flooding. It...

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  • Family grateful for Utah man’s ‘miracle’ Venezuela release
Family grateful for Utah man’s ‘miracle’ Venezuela release

Sen. Orrin Hatch , R-Utah, said it was a two-year effort to secure their release . President Donald Trump tweeted that it was "good news", adding that Holt "should be landing in D.C. The family of Joshua Holt, who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, father Jason Ho. The release came two weeks after North Korea released three A...

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  • Girl seriously wounded in IN school attack is improving, officials say
Girl seriously wounded in IN school attack is improving, officials say

Fortunately, Twitter users are keeping Jason Seaman in mind-as an example of the kind of courage, honor, and action in an era of inaction that we should all collectively strive toward. Police say the suspected shooter, a student at the school, asked to be excused from class and then returned to the room armed with two handguns. Jason Seaman, a ...

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  • Roman Abramovich immigrates to Israel
Roman Abramovich immigrates to Israel

His spokesman would not comment on reports citizenship had been granted. An official at Nativ, a government department that deals with Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union, said Mr Abramovich had applied for an immigration visa at Israel's embassy in Moscow.

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  • Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'
Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'

County officials said there was no release of any risky hydrogen sulfide gas, as some feared might happen if lava breached the well shafts that tap steam and hot water several thousand feet down to make electricity through turbines. The three explosions, which began around 12:42 a.m. (1042 GMT), marked the latest bursts of ash and volcanic smog fro...

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  • With U.S. summit uncertain, Korean leaders hold surprise meeting
With U.S. summit uncertain, Korean leaders hold surprise meeting

President Donald Trump canceled his meeting with Kim on Thursday, though he later said both sides are "having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating" it, leaving the door open for further negotiation. The two countries' leaders had held direct talks just twice before, in 2000 and 2007. Mattis called the maneuvering "the usua...

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  • 2 injured in IN school shooting, suspect arrested
2 injured in IN school shooting, suspect arrested

Her family released a statement on Friday night saying the girl's condition remained critical but had stabilized. "Today an unfortunate shooting at a school has occurred in Indiana ". "He cares about the kids", said Janna Lynas, Mac's mom. He said he is doing fine after the shooting. Jerry Kill, the former SIU football coach who oversees t...

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  • Savita Halappanavar's father reacts to news of Ireland's expected 'Yes' vote
Savita Halappanavar's father reacts to news of Ireland's expected 'Yes' vote

An exit poll is a poll of voters taken as they leave polling stations, which asks citizens how they voted. But polls and early counts indicate a significant victory for those hoping to see abortion made legal in Ireland . Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says the country has voted resoundingly Yes to liberalise its strict abortion laws. ...

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  • Gun impaled in vehicle bumper may be tied to Lakewood shooting
Gun impaled in vehicle bumper may be tied to Lakewood shooting

The barrel of the pistol punched through the bumper, right beneath the headlight, leaving just the handle and trigger sticking out - as if it were holstered in the Honda. Washington State Trooper Guy Gill tweeted that the driver of the Honda saw a black object in the air and then it hit his vehicle. "It could have been thrown from a auto, it could ...

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  • U.S. pullout from Iran nuclear deal raises threats for Israel, warns Putin
U.S. pullout from Iran nuclear deal raises threats for Israel, warns Putin

Macron heads to St. Petersburg on Thursday amid deep differences with Putin over Syria, Ukraine and alleged Russian meddling overseas. "I have always abided strictly and will abide to Russia's constitution". During his three-day USA tour, Macron had sought to persuade Trump to respect the 2015 global deal that puts curbs on Iran's nuclear pro...

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  • MH17 Investigators Make Public Appeal For Information Four Years On
MH17 Investigators Make Public Appeal For Information Four Years On

He said investigators were not yet ready to identify individual suspects publicly or to issue indictments. The joint investigation team (JIT) looking into the incident is made up of Dutch prosecutors and police and others from Australia, Malaysia and Ukraine .

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  • Don't miss what Donald Trump is doing with his 'spy' allegations
Don't miss what Donald Trump is doing with his 'spy' allegations

Democrats condemned the Republicans-only meeting and the appearance of Flood at both briefings. In an unscheduled and uncommon appearance, Emmet T. Flood, the White House lawyer focusing on the Russian Federation collusion probe, accompanied White House chief of staff John Kelly to both briefings, though they left before the substantive part of t...

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  • Leaders of two Koreas hold surprise meeting as Trump revives summit hope
Leaders of two Koreas hold surprise meeting as Trump revives summit hope

Moon will reveal on May 27 the outcome of his surprise meeting with Mr. Kim . US President Donald Trump , a day after his cancellation of a high-stakes summit with North Korea , said Friday that the meeting with Kim Jong Un could still go ahead.

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  • Donald Trump Announces Venezuela's Release of Hostage Joshua Holt
Donald Trump Announces Venezuela's Release of Hostage Joshua Holt

President Trump celebrated the development in some tweets Saturday as the newly released couple are expected to land in D.C. this evening. Following his tweet, Utah Sen. He was arrested shortly afterward and accused by the Venezuelan government of stockpiling weapons and attempting to destabilize the government, according to The Washington Pos...

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  • Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast
Alberto forms in the Gulf, flooding rains forecast

The first storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Center was named Friday morning as Subtropical Storm Alberto officially formed over the northwe... The National Hurricane Center is calling for Subtropical Storm Alberto to make landfall near the Florida/Alabama line on Tuesday.

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  • Trump welcomes North Korea's
Trump welcomes North Korea's "warm" response, after canceling summit

Bolton appears to have won the debate, and Trump is said to have dictated the letter to him. -North Korea talks, Trump suggested it was the Democrats who were against "negotiations" with the rogue regime. North Korea had threatened to pull out of the unprecedented summit after USA officials advocated a so-called Libya model approach, which invo...

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